Carers Groups

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

Find support with these local groups. Some of the groups offer general support while others relate to specific conditions.

Help for carers in Bournemouth

There are a range of support groups, and contacts numbers for carers in Bournemouth and Poole.

General support

Carers Centre

The Carers Centre holds weekly drop-in sessions. These take place on:

  • Tuesdays, 2 - 4pm
  • Fridays, 10am - 12pm

Carers Centre, St Ambrose Cottage
Alumhurst Road, Westbourne


Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group

The Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group meets every Thursday, from 10.30am - 12.30pm at:

Lewis Manning Hospice
1 Crichel Mount Road
BH14 8LT 

Telephone: 01202 708470


Connect 2

Connect 2 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1.30 - 3.30pm at:

The Coffee House
10 Adastral Square 
Canford Heath
BH17 8SA

For more information, call Faithworks Wessex on 01202 304004. 

Carers Reading and Social Group

The Carers Reading and Social Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from 2 - 3 pm at:

Rossmore Library
Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HR

For more information, call 01202 280441. 

Family and Community Enrichment (FACE)

This is a support a group which meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm at: 

Owen Room
Immanuel Church 
120 Southbourne Road

For more information, call 01202 419506 or email 

Prama Care

This is an ideal group if you’re caring for a relative or a friend, and would like to meet people in a similar situation.

They meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2pm at:

St Dunstan’s Church Lounge
Poole Road

For more information, call 01202 207310 or 07867354588. 

Support for carers of people with dementia

Support group for people looking after someone with dementia.

Afternoon sessions take place at:

Kings Park Community Hospital
Gloucester Road

Telephone: 01202 705568

Support for carers of an adult with a learning disability

The Family Carers’ Forum hold learning disability meetings. Contact the Carers Support Service for more information. 

Support for carers of an adult with Aspergers syndrome

The Dorset Adult Aspergers Support Group meets on every third Tuesday of the month, from 7 - 9.30 pm at:

The Retreat at Talbot Campus
Bournemouth University

Telephone: 07818 173390

Support for carers of people with mental health problems

Bournemouth Support Group

Support group meetings held monthly on Monday afternoons at The Carers Centre, St. Ambrose Cottage, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, BH4 8ER.

Contact Jo Morphew on 01202 584440 for more information.

Support for carers of people affected by drugs or alcohol

Picking up the Pieces

The group meets every other Monday, from 6.30 - 8.30pm at 'R-Hub', Unit 1, Station Approach, Boscombe, BH1 4NB, 

For more information, call 07552 913825.

Support for carers of people with an eating disorder


Restored: Eating Disorders Services meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm - 8.45pm at Life House, 715 Winborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AU. 

For more information, call 01202 378822.

Support for carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Osbourne Centre

Church Lane
West Parley
BH22 8TS

Support meetings are held at 7.30pm at. For more information, call 01202 570300 

Support for young carers


For more information, see our young carers page


For more information, contact Maggie Harris on 01202 261550.